Overwatch League professional and Philadelphia Fusion member Kim “Alarm” Kyeong-Bo has died aged 20.
Kim’s passing was introduced on the Philadelphia Fusion Twitter web page. A reason behind loss of life has not been supplied.
“We’re devastated and heartbroken to listen to about Kim ‘Alarm’ Kyeong-Bo’s passing,” a press release from the staff reads. “Alarm was the center and soul of our organisation, and our ideas and prayers are along with his household and buddies as we mourn this tragic loss. The Kim household and the Fusion ask for privateness throughout this extremely tough time”, the assertion concludes.”
— Philadelphia Fusion (@Fusion) November 8, 2021
Born in 2001, Kim turned identified for his talent as a superb flex assist participant. As reported by DotEsports, throughout his time within the function, Kim gained the 2020 Overwatch Rookie of the 12 months award, a Function Stars award, and an MVP nomination inside the identical 12 months. On the time, Fusion stated that they had been “unbelievable proud” of the whole lot that he’d gone on to attain and that he was “greater than deserving” of the title of Rookie of the 12 months.
We’re UNBELIEVABLY happy with the whole lot @alarm has achieved throughout his first 12 months within the league, from Function Star, to MVP Candidate, he’s greater than deserving of the title…#OWL2020 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR!
— Philadelphia Fusion (@Fusion) October 3, 2020
Since Kim’s passing, quite a few followers and gamers have taken to social media with tributes. “I am heartbroken Alarm was like a bit brother to me,” stated Kim’s former teammate Poko. “The child was genuinely cracked at overwatch and an unbelievable teammate to work with. I’ve acquired so many good reminiscences with you, I’ll miss ur constructive perspective and our gymnasium classes collectively.”
“I’m perplexed,” stated one other fan on social media. “Alarm was a one-of-a-kind expertise an inspiration to me and lots of others. I want for one of the best for his household and buddies. There’ll by no means be one other like alarm. Thanks for all you’ve executed.”
Whereas tributes from throughout the Overwatch and eSports neighborhood proceed to pour in, we right here at IGN would additionally like to increase our ideas to Kim’s household and buddies right now.
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